| 5 Things to Consider When Purchasing Industrial Cranes, Crane Selection Guide
There are so many different considerations when buying an industrial crane. Such as lifting capacity, crane span, lifting height, working environment, service factor and price. However, lowest bid does not ensure the most suitable product. Before you invest your money on crane randomly, take these five items that will not only help you save money but also aid in selecting the best crane for your specific application.
What load capacity is required? Ideally, the size of the crane you choose should allow you to lift the same amount of weight as the largest load you will lift throughout the lifetime of the crane. Meanwhile, capacity will help to decide your duty cycle as well. And it is also possible to lift five tons of cargo with a crane rated at 10 tons, because the below the crane hook can weigh several tons and all this should be considered.
How high must the hoist lift? Required span? Lift height is the distance from the floor to the saddle of the hook, when the hook is in its uppermost position. And it's a vital measurement in most project. Considering the applied space, lifting height and span of crane should be considered.
Is the application indoors or outdoors? Does the environment is corrosive or sensitive? Environment is a key factor in working. Added components are necessary for specific areas, for example, in cleanroom. KUNFENG CRANES designs and manufactures cleanroom cranes and hoists, which is made of stainless steel or aluminum alloy, lightweight and corrosion resistant. Also, explosion-proof hoist are necessary for heavy dust, humidity, low temperatures environment.
hoist load brakes provide the necessary control and stopping power, preventing catastrophic accidents in the event of a power failure, emergency or any other situations where the hoist motor stops running. What's more, VFD, sway control, pendant or radio control, shock load prevention are available.
As an innovative advanced crane manufacturer & supplier, we dedicated to provide high quality, low energy consumption of hoisting machinery products and professional and thoughtful after-sales service. We are standing by to assist you for the planning, development and implementation of customer processes through our experience and technology.
In addition to the above question, there are other aspects that may be considered depending on the requirements:
How often is the crane to be used?
How long is the runway travel?
Is the bridge going to be supported by the building, self-supported, or both?
How is the crane powered? All motorized, or air powered?
If motorized, how fast? Single or dual speeds? Variable frequency drives?
What type of control? Pendant from hoist, separate track or remote control?
Any special features? Cabs, walkways, horns, lights?
If you are confused about how to choose the economical and right crane, or have more detailed requirements, please contact us directly. We have rich experience, provide comprehensive services, and are always ready to provide customized solutions for customers' lifting needs.